Connect with nature. The pros make it look so easy, but be prepared to fall in.

Lessons can be organised at many beaches, ranging from a few hours to courses over several days.


It’s very important that you know how to swim. Also, remember to do your research – not every beach is a surf beach, and the tides and weather make certain times of day better.


  • Builds strong legs and core
  • Improves balance
  • Clears your mind

What you need

Surfboard (there are different types and sizes, and they can be hired), bathers or wetsuit if it's cold, and sunscreen.


Surfing, like all beach sports, is associated with summer but with practice and a good wet suit, surfing in winter is very possible. Some surfers even prefer it!

Surfing organisations

Surfing Australia

Similar options

Body boarding, paddle boarding, ocean kayaking and wakeboarding.